No doubt Kerala is naturally beautiful. That’s the reason why many travellers across the world every year plan holidays in Kerala. Although you can visit Kerala anytime of the year; and you will have a memorable trip. But visiting Kerala in Monsoon is recommended for those who wish to dive into the plush greenery and play with the clouds. Surprisingly Kerala has monsoon in two parts. The first part marks the month of June and the second marks as mid-October to end somewhere around mid-November. Worry not! Kerala doesn’t see the non-stop rains over days and weeks. So, a trip to Kerala could be comfortably planned in Monsoon as well.
8 Best Places to Visit in Kerala During Monsoon
Plan a visit to Alleppey anytime in between June to September; the monsoon is at its best this time. Have fun while watching the world famous Snake Boat Races. Feel a natural heaven on earth while cruising in the houseboat through Alappuzha Backwaters; one among the best places to visit in monsoon.
76 km from Trivendrum, this lake is the 2nd largest lake in Kerala. You can watch the fishermen setting up the Chinese Fishing Nets and shout out to each other here. Discovering the small rural communities around the Ashtamudi Lake or treating yourself with the Ayurvedic therapies at the spa centers is recommended.
#3. Athirapally Falls
Situated 1000 ft. above the sea level at the Chalakudy River in Thrissur district, the Athirapally Falls resembles like the Niagara Falls. Put your cameras ready as rainbow is a common sight here. The nearby vicinity of the waterfalls is a biodiversity hotspot. Best time to visit Athirapally Falls is between June to September.
This small town on the Eastern coastline of Kerala is worth visiting for the momentous Bekal Fort. The Hanuman Temple and the olden Muslim Mosque reveals the long-standing religious coherence that succeeded in the region. The wild and blissful exquisiteness of the sun set is a wonderful sight around the fort.
Being a beach village this place has adequate weather throughout the year. It is paradise for nature lovers as you can discover approx. 97 species of butterflies, over 350 species of rampant plants, 3 varieties of turtles, and 10 classes of frogs. The beach is calm, clean and composed.
Widely known as the land of tea plantations; Munnar hill station will leave you speechless with the lush greenery in the monsoon. Walking across the tea gardens you can romance with your life partner or teach your kids about the plantation process. If you love trekking, then Munnar will not disappoint you.
#7. Nelliyampathy Hills
This tiny hill station has ample of coffee, tea and orange plantations. The Nelliyampathy range is a well-known home of the Malabar hornbill, the Indian Woodpecker, red jungle fowls, and many other species. Trekking down the Nelliyampathy is vertical, with 23 wobbling hairpin like turns. Reaching here is easy with bus from the Palakkad KSRTC Bus Stand.
Surrender yourself to the beautiful tea, cardamom, pepper and coffee plantations near Thekkady. Spending a day with family in Periyar National Park would give you a chance to see a wide range of flora and fauna. Cruising in the Periyar Lake will be a chance to witness Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Indian Bison and lot more.
Monsoon is on its way; plan either a weekend trip to Kerala or a monsoon vacation in Kerala for an eternal experience the nature’s lap.